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Capt. James L. Ritenour

James L. Ritenour

Major Crimes Bureau conducts widely varied and specialized criminal investigations involving organized criminal enterprise groups, vice and morals investigations, cargo thefts, locating and apprehending criminals and fugitives, surveillance operations, crimes related to health care and illegal pharmaceuticals, extraditions, series and pattern robberies, and crimes involving imminent threat to the life of the victim such as solicitation for murder, kidnaping, Amber Alerts, and threats against government officials and Department members. In addition, professional staff handle the Department’s investigations related to business licensing, pawn shop and secondhand dealer operations and the processing of fugitive warrants and extradition requests.

The bureau is divided into four details, each headed by a lieutenant. The operations detail is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the bureau including personnel, budget, training and the like. The Health Authority Law Enforcement Task Force (HALT), a multi-agency task force funded by the County’s Department of Health Services, investigates Medi-Cal fraud, counterfeit and illegal distribution of pharmaceuticals and the illegal practice of medicine and dentistry and is part of the operations detail.

The other four details are the Metro Detail, Vice Detail, Career Offenders Detail and Cargo CATs. Each details areas of responsibility is individually listed in the detail overviews.

During business hours, Major Crime’s Bureau’s Details may be reached by calling (562) 946-7010. For after-hours emergencies, call 9-1-1 or your local police or sheriff’s station, or you may call Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau at (323) 526-5541.

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